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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Commander  \Com*mand"er\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  commandeur.  Cf  {Commodore}, 
  {Commender}.] 
  1.  A  chief;  one  who  has  supreme  authority;  a  leader;  the 
  chief  officer  of  an  army,  or  of  any  division  of  it 
 
  A  leader  and  commander  to  the  people.  --Is.  lv  4. 
 
  2.  (Navy)  An  officer  who  ranks  next  below  a  captain,  -- 
  ranking  with  a  lieutenant  colonel  in  the  army. 
 
  3.  The  chief  officer  of  a  commandery. 
 
  4.  A  heavy  beetle  or  wooden  mallet,  used  in  paving,  in  sail 
  lofts,  etc 
 
  {Commander  in  chief},  the  military  title  of  the  officer  who 
  has  supreme  command  of  the  land  or  naval  forces  or  the 
  united  forces  of  a  nation  or  state;  a  generalissimo.  The 
  President  is  commander  in  chief  of  the  army  and  navy  of 
  the  United  States. 
 
  Syn:  See  {Chief}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  commander 
  n  1:  an  officer  in  command  of  a  military  unit  [syn:  {commanding 
  officer},  {commandant}] 
  2:  someone  in  an  official  position  of  authority  who  can  command 
  or  control  others 
  3:  a  commissioned  naval  officer  who  ranks  above  a  lieutenant 
  commander  and  below  a  captain 
  4:  an  officer  in  the  airforce  [syn:  {air  force  officer}] 




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